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Obscurantist and His Lineage or The Pyramids' Tearful Valleys  //  Tmář a jeho rod aneb Slzavé údolí pyramid (Orig.)

DIR: Karel Vachek
2011 / Czech Republic / 209 min

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Karel Vachek’s latest documentary essay deals with the fine line between an internal belief in God and institutionalized religion. At the same time it brings up the need for a healthy sense of skepticism and the benefit of not believing in anything that advertises itself as certain. The filmmaker sets out for the USA, Japan, Great Britain, Poland, and the Balkans in his sometimes amusing investigation of spiritual substitutes, such as esoteric "teachings” or various fraudulent and magical practices, to which we sometimes fall prey due to our natural religious cravings. In addition to a Czech "prefab” family, who describe the carryings-on of their poltergeist, well-known mystery buffs appear in the film: Erich von Däniken, Raymond Moody Jr., and Ivan Mackerl. Director Vachek, however, uses no irony or ridicule, and although his position of skepticism in the film is clear, he is quick to point out surprising correspondences between the newest scientific hypotheses and the most ancient religious texts. KVIFF

About

Director Karel Vachek
Screenplay Karel Vachek
Dir. of Photography Karel Slach
Editing Renata Pařezová
Music
Sound
Duration 209 min
Year 2011
Country Czech Republic
Colour Colour
Tags essay, philosophical, society
Production PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA
PRODUKCE RADIM PROCHÁZKA
Address:  Řehořova 54
City:  130 00 Praha 3 - Žižkov
Country:  Czech Republic
Web:  www.radimprochazka.com/
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Phone:  +420 222 212 041
Cell phone:  +420 603 862 161
Fax:  +420 222 212 041

Distribution NFA
NFA
Address:  Malešická 12
City:  13000 Praha 3
Country:  Czech Republic
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